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The Shelby GT350R Mustang takes track-readiness to the extreme (pictures)

If the GT350 isn't enough to you, perhaps the GT350R will be more up to speed.

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Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

This is the 2015 Shelby GT350R Mustang.

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Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

If the Mustang GT isn't enough, you'll want the Shelby GT350. If that isn't enough, there's the GT350R.

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Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

The GT350R is an extreme, track-focused version of the Shelby GT350.

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Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

It sheds 130 pounds over the stock car, thanks in large part to carbon fiber wheels, a first for a production car.

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Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

Weight is also saved by ditching the rear seats, the air conditioning and even the stereo.

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Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

However, buyers can opt to add in much of those creature comforts if they like.

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Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

Exposed carbon fiber is certainly in abundance.

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Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

The carbon wheels have a lovely, matte look.

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Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

This GT350R is wearing the metallic blue that all of Ford's concepts this year wore, but expect some other shades of blue and white to be offered.

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Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

The large wing on the back has plenty of presence.

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Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

Headlights, too, with the iconic stacked bars make a solid impression.

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Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

"Menacing" certainly seems appropriate.

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Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

The Shelby GT350R hits dealers later this year. Price? Unknown as of yet.

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